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Romero-Jódar, Andrés: "Epic and Alienating. Reading Alan Moore’s Graphic Novels with Bertolt Brecht’s Theatre." In: Minchō Magazine 15 (2018).
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BibTeX citation key: 2018a
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Keywords: Brecht. Bertolt, Großbritannien, Moore. Alan
Collection: Minchō Magazine
This article highlights the connections between Alan Moore’s works (V for Vendetta, Watchmen, From Hell, etc.) and the epic and dialectical theatre developed by Bertolt Brecht at the beginning of the twentieth century. As is argued, Moore seems to adapt the German playwright’s techniques that seek to create an alienation effect in the spectator. It could be then stated that Moore’s works aim to produce a response in the reader that does not lead to emotional identification. Instead, they keep the spectator/reader “alienated” from the text, i.e., detached from emotional involvement so as to be able to reflect critically and rationally upon the events that are being depicted.
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